Today’s report by Politico’s @KimZetter on the security breach at the Center for Election Systems (CES) is a compelling must-read companion to this and this. Tick-tock starts last August, when 29 year old Logan Lamb from Oak Ridge National Laboratory stumbled onto 15GB of apparently sensitive material relating to CES administration of Georgia’s voting machines.
…his curiosity turned to alarm when he encountered a number of files, arranged by county, that looked like they could be used to hack an election.
Lamb notified Merle King, director of CES. King seemed to be most concerned that Lamb keep the information to himself and warned him to not talk to the media about it, telling him
“It would be best if you were to drop this now,” Lamb recalls. King also said that if Lamb did talk, “the people downtown, the politicians … would crush” Lamb.